Mumbai: In a fresh report novel coronavirus, the total number of people affected by COVID-19 in Gujarat has now risen to 38, according to state Principal Secretary (Health) Jayanti Ravi.
“Three new coronavirus positive cases have been reported in Gujarat. 38 positive cases have been reported,” Ravi told a press conference here on Wednesday.
She said that an FIR has been registered against 147 people for breaking domestic quarantine.
“FIRs have been registered against 147 people for breaking home quarantine,” she said.
On Tuesday, 52 samples of coronavirus were tested in the state. In addition, the state government is preparing four hospitals to deal with COVID-19 cases.
Four senior officers have been appointed for Surat region, Ahmedabad region, Rajkot area and Vadodara region to look into coronavirus cases.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a 21-day lockout across the country to combat the spread of coronavirus, saying “social disturbances” are the only option to combat the disease, which is highly contagious.
As per the Union Health Ministry’s latest report, the COVID-19 cases in the country on Wednesday reached 562, including 40 cured and discharged and 9 deaths.